On Nov. 14, 2017, the POST Commission approved changes to the Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) training requirements. As required by state statute, the administrative rules incorporating these changes were filed with the Missouri Secretary of State and will become effective on Sep. 30, 2018. For the 2018 CLEE reporting period, POST will rely on the online CLEE system to determine peace officer compliance with these training requirements. Therefore, POST will no longer be mailing CLEE affirmations to the agency CEO after Jan 1. If you have not already created a MO Login account and connected to the online CLEE system to view your training records, or the training records for your officers, please contact our office so we can send you an onboarding email and instructions.

The CLEE training requirements for the Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018 reporting period are outlined below.

  • Peace officers licensed prior to Jan. 1, 2018 must obtain 24 hours of Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) by Dec. 31, 2018, with at least 8 of the 24 hours coming from an "Approved Provider" of training. Of these 24 hours, officers must obtain a minimum of:  
    • 2 hours in Legal Studies;
    • 2 hours in Technical Studies;
    • 2 hours in Interpersonal Perspectives;
    • 2 hours of Skill Development in the area of Firearms;
    • 16 hours of Electives (Any of the above-listed core curricula areas);
    • 1 hour of Racial Profiling training. Racial Profiling training is part of the required 24 hours, not in addition to it.
  • Peace officers instructing basic and CLEE training courses can receive 1 hour of CLEE credit for each hour of basic training or CLEE training they instruct. However, there is no longer a maximum number of CLEE credit hours that can be earned for instructing basic or CLEE courses.
  • The final change is related to officers that fail to obtain their CLEE training by the end of the reporting period. Officers that fail to show they are compliant with their CLEE training requirements by March 15, 2019, may, at the discretion of the Director of Public Safety, have their peace officer license made inactive, which means they cannot hold a commission until they demonstrate they have completed their CLEE training requirements. Additional extensions and waivers will still be provided to officers who did not complete their CLEE training because of medical or military leave of absence. If you require an extension for medical or military reasons, you or your commissioning agency are required to contact POST. As noted above, POST will use the online CLEE System to determine officer compliance for the 2018 reporting period, which can be accessed by all officers that have onboarded to the CLEE system. POST will take steps to notify officers indicated as non-compliant and to send training reminders via email before the end of the 2018 CLEE reporting period.
  • Peace officers licensed in 2018 will not need to complete CLEE training until calendar year 2019.
  • Law enforcement agencies that wish to deliver CLEE courses for in-service credit must submit their courses to the POST Program for preapproval. The required form can be found at dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/post/documents/ce3. However, law enforcement agencies are no longer required to submit a detailed course lesson plan or a source document with their application. They are required only to submit a detailed synopsis or a detailed summary of the course to be delivered, along with the other required documentation, such as the instructor’s record, learning objectives, sample certificate, etc. Once approved, a law enforcement agency can then offer the in-service CLEE training to officers from any law enforcement agency.
  • Of the 24 hours of annual CLEE training required, 22 of the 24 hours can be completed via computer-based training. The remaining 2 hours of Skill Development – Firearms training must be completed through live, hands-on instruction.
  • The online CLEE system can be accessed at this link: https://dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/post/post-clee-tracking-system.php

Alternate Ways of Obtaining Continuing Education Hours (Earned On or After 1/1/2017)

  • College Courses: College courses attended that are law enforcement, criminal justice related or are for the development of administrative skills and are received from accredited colleges and/or universities, will qualify for two (2) hours of Approved Provider training credit for each one (1) semester hour, not to exceed eight (8) hours in each annual year reporting period.  To qualify for continuing education credit for the 2018 CLEE reporting period, and all subsequent annual CLEE reporting periods, the attending officer must forward the a copy of their college transcript, along with a description of the college course, to a representative of the POST Program.  Based on the content of the course, a representative of the POST Program will work with the attending officer to determine in what core area(s) the training hours should be awarded in. The POST Program Representative will then enter the training hours into the CLEE system for the officer, starting with the 2018 CLEE reporting period.
  • Courses Taught: Officers may earn two (2) hours of continuing education credit for each one (1) hour of instruction of a continuing education or basic training course taught to peace officers, not to exceed twelve (12) hours in each annual reporting period.
  • Military Training: Military courses attended that are law enforcement, criminal justice related or are for the development of law enforcement administrative skills, will qualify for Licensed Provider training credit. The officer must provide a certificate of completion of the course and may need to provide a written statement regarding the contents of the course. The Director of the Department of Public Safety or his/her designated representative, will determine if the training is law enforcement, criminal justice related or are for the development of law enforcement administrative skills.

Non-Commissioned (Unemployed) Peace Officer Reporting Requirements

Peace officers who are not commissioned but want to maintain their peace officer licenses must complete the mandated continuing education requirements. Upon being recommissioned as a peace officer, the officer shall provide to the employing agency copies of diplomas and other indicia awarded for verification that the continuing education requirements have been met. Meeting the continuing education requirements will not prevent the expiration of the officer’s license, if the officer is not commissioned for five consecutive years.